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All CMU baccalaureate graduates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking, communication fluency, quantitative fluency, specialized knowledge/applied learning, and personal and social responsibility. In addition to these campus-wide student learning outcomes, graduates of this major will be able to:

  1. Express themselves effectively in a variety of forms. (Specialized Knowledge)
  2. Support interpretive claims about a variety of texts. (Critical Thinking)
  3. Identify the salient features of literary texts from a broad range of English and American literary periods. (Specialized Knowledge)
  4. Employ knowledge of literary traditions to produce imaginative writing. (Communication Fluency/Applied Learning)
  5. Select and evaluate information to assist in problem-solving. (Critical Thinking and Information Literacy)
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the history or culture of the English language. (Specialized Knowledge)
  7. Explore cultural and historical lessons from literature and apply the lessons to contemporary events and cultural concerns. (Personal and Social Responsibility)